Most people get promoted
because they were great in their last role.
. . . not because they're great managers.
So, what do you do when you have managers on your team who don't know how to lead?
How do you train people to be better in their roles and in your business?
What do you do with the smart, ambitious, aggressive go-getter who never learned empathy?
And how do you help them when they don't even know they need help?
If you need to train your team to make them better leaders and keep them around longer (not to mention improve profits, customer satisfaction, and make your life easier), then this is the most important message you'll read all day.
From an operational standpoint, most businesses are not set up to succeed. In fact, some are set up to fail.
I say this because 85% of employees rate their job as either "meh" or "this downright sucks". And employee disengagement costs companies an estimated $450-$500 billion per year in lost productivity.
And over two million Americans quit their jobs every month. (Yep, even in this economy.)
Want to know what's even more interesting?
The top 4 reasons why people quit their jobs are ALL about poor management and relationships.
It's not that they don't like their job. It's that they don't like their managers.
This isn't just a management problem. It's OUR problem.
As company leaders (whether you're HR/Operations/the exec in charge), it's your job to teach managers "soft skills" so they succeed. Because no matter how good they are in their day-to-day tasks, they need leadership skills to advance. Yet very few ever got them.
And here's why:
An engineering background doesn't train your team how to give a tough performance review.
An accounting degree doesn't train your team how to mediate conflicts.
A sales background doesn't train your team how to engage employees.
So they go by their gut or whatever someone else is doing.
Then they can't figure out why people don't listen to them. And they can't figure out why work isn't getting done. And why everyone's pissed off.
That's when they start believing they're not cut out for the gig.
That they weren't "born" to be a manager.
And the problem builds and builds.
Here's the deal.
It's up to you to either do something about it--or sit back and wait for the next meeting invite to pop on your calendar for yet another tough conversation with that leader on your team who doesn't know what to do.
Here's the good news . . .
Great managers aren't born. They're built.
Sure, it takes time and effort, but not as much as you think.
In just six short weeks, your team can have a solid foundation to not only be better at managing relationships in their current roles but also gain the leadership and communication skills to move up your org chart.
And this is the training to get them there.
A high-impact, no-nonsense, ridiculously effective training program for managers interested in becoming the leader their teams remember.
This online workshop teaches your team all the dos and don'ts of becoming a trusted leader. And it makes every department stronger. Especially yours.
In less than two months, you'll have a team that's not only good at their jobs but ready to advance their careers.
Caution! Side effects include: more effective meetings, better communication, happier employees, higher employee engagement, and less turnover of top performers.
Meet The Awesome Manager Workshop
In this 6-week, self-paced, online intensive training program, your team receives live support while sharpening their vision of effective leadership.
Your team will learn tangible management skills and easy-to-implement theories and then put them to work . . . while they work.
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with Leila over number of years and in a variety of environments. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to create a supportive and trusting environment in which individuals and teams deal can confront their most challenging organizational issues."
CIO, Fortune 500 Company
Here's What the Program Looks Like
Prework: Welcome! (The part where we say what you're going to learn . . . )
- Assess your current skills as a manager and compare with what your manager thinks
- Identify the top and bottom performers on your team
- Read one article (just one!) that summarizes why top leaders learn how to lead
Module #1: The Big Picture: Why Awesome Leadership is a Must (Science and soft stuff come together)
- Understand the science behind employee engagement + hero-status soft skills
- Clarify responsibilities you don't realize are on your plate
- Manage up like never before (it's so much easier than you think)
Module #2: Goals are Required (Without them, what are we even doing?)
- Watch the power of SMART goal writing in action
- Become an expert in creating goals (and keeping) SMART goals
- Learn how to create accountability (in yourself and your team) that sticks
Module #3: Everyone is Hungry for Feedback (Even if it's bad feedback)
- Squash fears and get past previous mistakes about the "F" word
- Get the low-down on feedback basics like what it is, how to give it, why it’s so dang hard
- Learn the COOL Model, a framework for tough conversations
Module #4: Delegate Like a Pro ("More work is better!" said no one, ever!)
- Bust myths and fears around delegating
- Learn how delegating garners respect (and why everyone wants managers to do it)
- Plan and practice to become a master delegator
Module #5: Top Managerial Sticky Situations (And how to clean them up)
- Get walked through the top challenges managers face. The names are changed but the stories are real.
- Tackle situations like:
- managing former peers (ugh)
- roller coaster performance: good one day, bad the next, up and down, around again
- the superstar employee who wants a promotion (but you’ve got nothing to offer)
- tough conversations with rude, condescending, or low EQ employees
- those unique to your company. Tell us the details and we write the case study.
Module #6: Ninja-Like Action Planning (So your whole team kicks up to a higher level. Hiii-ya!)
- Create and calendar your actions to be an awesome manager
- Get action plans reviewed by your peers and your coach ;)
- Watch a 15-minute review of the whole course and design your "easy" accountable plan
Here's Why The Program Works
Awesome Manager not only trains your team on the soft skills they never learned, but it also teaches leadership secrets they can apply at any level. Even if they're not managers yet.
And rather than make your team sit through all-day presentation that bores them to sleep, our sessions are short, engaging, practical, and more binge-able than season four of "The Crown".
Each 15-minute (or less) lesson is packed with the essential information they need to lead, manage, delegate, resolve, and succeed in both their current and future roles.
All killer, no filler.
Here are the resources your managers get
Awesome Manager is perfect if your team members are...
Great at hard skills and need help with the "soft" stuff
Managing people for the first time or never learned how to manage
Ready to experience less "ugh" and more ease as managers
The people you need to uplevel so you can get out of the weeds
Grab a time with Leila to preview the content and get your managers ready for awesome. You know it's time.
Your job becomes easier when your team knows how to lead.
If you've read this far, then you already know there's an issue. And it's not one that will solve itself.
You've seen it year after year with the same engagement survey results.
Sure, employee turnover is a part of almost any business, but managerial problems don't have to be.
"I wish I had hired Leila during my stint as a CEO. I looked back and realize I would have made better decisions faster. I understand why people recommend her. She is brilliant."
Venture Partner & Former CEO
Leadership isn't a natural skill for everyone, but anyone can learn it.
When they do, you'll see it shine through your entire organization.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Great leaders aren't born. They're built.
Book a call to start boosting your team now.
Known to cause (awesome) breakthroughs in management and leadership.
That’s a bold statement, indeed. And, it’s true (and backed by 20 years of coaching experience).
Meet Leila: your Awesome Manager facilitator.